Two suicides and one attempted suicide reported in Mong Kok, Tin Shui Wai and Lau Fau Shan respectively this evening

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3rd December 2023 – (Hong Kong) Two suicides and an attempted suicide have shaken different districts of Hong Kong this evening.

In Mong Kok, a man was discovered hanging in an apartment located at 74-76 Hak Po Street around 7pm this evening (3rd). The victim, identified as Mr. Lam, aged 49, was found by his brother, who promptly intervened and removed the belt used for the act. Rescue personnel arrived swiftly at the scene, but unfortunately, Mr. Lam had already slipped into unconsciousness. He was rushed to Kwong Wah Hospital for emergency treatment, but tragically, his life could not be saved. Law enforcement officers present at the scene did not recover any suicide note, and they are currently investigating the underlying factors that may have contributed to Mr. Lin’s decision to take his life.

Meanwhile, another suicide was reported in Tin Shui Wai. Around 7pm tonight (3rd), a resident of Chun Fu House, Tin Fu Court, located at 15 Chun Sau Road, made a distressing call, informing authorities that a family member, Mr. Yip, aged 72, had hanged himself using a nylon rope in one of the rooms. Prior to the arrival of rescue personnel, the family had managed to intervene and rescue Mr. Yip, who was found unconscious. He was immediately transported to Tin Shui Wai Hospital by ambulance, but despite the medical team’s best efforts, they were unable to revive him. No suicide note was found at the scene, and the exact cause of death is pending confirmation following a post-mortem examination. It has been revealed that Mr. Yip had a medical history of health issues, which may have played a role in his decision to take such drastic measures.

Additionally, Lau Fau Shan was struck by tragedy as a man was reported to have fallen into the sea near the vicinity of Lau Fau Shan Main Street and the pier around 9pm tonight (3rd). Rescue teams, including divers from the fire department, were promptly dispatched to the area to conduct search and rescue operations. Regrettably, their efforts thus far have been unsuccessful in locating the individual who fell into the water.

If you have suicidal tendencies or depression, please call the 24-hour multi-lingual hotline at The Samaritans Hong Kong : 28960000.